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Slowly Finding My Way

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roadFirst of all, thank you to those of you who took the time to email me your thoughts re my struggling to find myself. Is there such a thing as a late-life crisis? If there is, I’m right in the middle of it. I’m in the fall of my life, on a road to who knows where.

Here I was this morning, thinking I don’t care about any of my stuff and all I want is to find my purpose. And then this afternoon my coffee had no cream or sugar (doctor’s orders). All of a sudden I sure cared about ‘stuff’ again. I’m beginning to think that simplifying my life isn’t going to be as easy as it sounds.

I am making progress though. My husband and I have cancelled cable tv in favor of Internet TV, opted for an Internet home phone, and switched to a small local Internet provider. Now if we feel the need to watch a program, ‘I Love Lucy’ is a click away. Plus no commercials – that’s my hubby’s favourite part. Since we volunteer as well, we don’t have a lot of time to spare anyway.

As for business, I’ve decided to wait until September to start any kind of membership program. Until then, I’m going to concentrate on my weekly podcast, updating and creating new Udemy courses to sell, and start writing a few guides to go with the courses. That should keep me busy over the next five months.

What about you? Are you finding meaning in your day? For me, that often means taking a few minutes to be thankful for what I have and treating other people in a way that gives them reason to be thankful too.

Have a great rest of the week,
Carol

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I Need Your Thoughts

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Here I am with another post wondering how I should be spending my time and energy. Sorry if you’re getting tired of hearing about it, but life is getting too short to waste time doing things that don’t matter to other people or to me. We’ve all been given specific strengths and I don’t want to be wasting my time trying to do things I’m not meant to and aren’t helpful to others. Continue reading

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Looking Toward the Future

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Clouds During My FlightLook at those clouds! I could almost reach out and touch them from my window seat as we flew overhead.

Time has passed quickly since October 2016, when I was on that plane, on my way home from a four day mastermind retreat in Pensicola Beach, Florida with seven other amazing business women from all over North America.

We spent all of our time together, other than short solitary walks on the beach across the road from our house. As we cooked and ate together, talked about our challenges and successes, and spent time working together on our goals, magic happened. Continue reading

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Searching For My Meaning

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As you may have noticed when I wrote the post wondering if I should retire or not, I have been searching these days for my purpose and meaning for this stage of my life. I turned 68 two weeks ago and those questions gather more steam as my days seem to be getting closer to their end. Yet none of us know how many days or years we have, so I should always be using my time wisely. I know that, but it sinks in more the older I get. Continue reading

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Should I Retire?

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Should I or shouldn’t I? Retire that is.

With my 68th birthday quickly approaching, I’ve been asking myself that a lot lately. My husband wants me to be free to spend more time with him. But what would I do with the rest of my life? I doubt he wants me with him 24/7, he has his own interests too. So what would my days look like if I try to keep us both happy? Continue reading

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